Thursday, 16 April 2015

How to make Tamarind Chutney

Recipe of Tamarind Chutney | Imli Chutney

We all prefer to eat simple and less oily food. To spice up our food we can add some Tamarind Chutney to it. It can be used as a condiment for every type of food. This chutney can be added in potato chaat, pani puri, aloo tikki and in other Indian street food. It goes well with Indian popular savory snacks 'Samosas' too. It can also be used as a dipping sauce for all Indian savory snacks. It is an Indian chutney prepared by combining Tamarind, dates and jaggery.

Tamarind Chutney, Imli ki chutney



You can also top chaats and yogurt with this delicious chutney. You can also use it as a spread with sandwiches or dip with kababs, tikkis or papadis. It is sweet and tangy tamarind chutney which goes well with all savory recipes. It goes well with fritters too. It is flavorful and easy. It takes few minutes to prepare it. It is simple and classic recipe.

Tamarind Chutney, Imli ki chutney

Tamarind Chutney, Imli ki chutney

Let's start with a recipe :



Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes5 minutes15 minutes1 small Jar

Recipe type - Chutney
Cuisine - Indian


Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup seedless tamarind  
  • 1/2 cup seedless dates
  • 1/2 cup powdered jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt according to taste
Preparation :
  1. Wash and rinse tamarind
  2. Boil 1 cup of water in a pan, add tamarind and dates in it
  3. Cook it on medium flame for few minutes till the mixture becomes soft
  4. Add jaggery, let it cook and stir often
  5. Add salt, cumin powder and pepper in it
  6. Mash it properly with the masher 
  7. Cook for 2 more minutes, mixture will be thicken by then
  8. Let it cool down and strain it with a strainer
  9. It it is too thick, you can add some more water in it
  10. Pour it in an air tight container or a glass jar
  11. You can store it upto 20 days
Tamarind Chutney, Imli ki chutney


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28 comments:

  1. Simple and Nice recipe.. Beautifully presented Ritu!!

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  2. Love the simple and always my favourite among tangy chutneys:)

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  3. The perfect Indian dip. It is so versatile and goes with almost any snack. Perfect recipe, Ritu.

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  4. The perfect Indian dip. It is so versatile and goes with almost any snack. Perfect recipe, Ritu.

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  5. All in one multi purpose chutney that comes handy.. Very versatile

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  6. All in one multi purpose chutney that comes handy.. Very versatile

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  7. Awesomely mouthwatering. I just love chutneys and sour taste.

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  8. Thats a tangy looking chutney :))

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  9. On the ingredients list, following the tamarind, you have "Bunch of Mint leaves".
    Is this a misprint belonging to another recipe, an ingredient in the chutney, or a garnish for the chutney?
    I don't see it used in the instructions.
    Thanks for the assistance.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by James. I have corrected it, I added that by mistake. You don't need mint leaves for preparing this chutney. You can try out this recipe. It is simple and easy. :)

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  10. It's a one stop chutney recipe solution for all chaat and fried savoury snacks. Lovely presentation and looking yummy too !!

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  11. What a nice strong dipping sauce to go with a variety of snacks. This would be great with some baked samosas.

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    1. That would be a great combination Monica. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. delicious...super chatpatta chutney!!

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  13. Wow! Loved this tangy and mouth-watering tamarind chutney, Ritu! Super inviting and delish! :)

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  14. Tangy tamarind chutney, would be nice with hot samosas! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  15. This is another recipe I will have to add to my chutney collection! Irresistible with Indian-style street food, I couldn't agree more!!!

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  16. Can't I use sugar as a substitute for jaggary

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Basil. Definately, you can substitute jaggery with sugar. Do share how it turned out if you give it a try :)

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  17. very nice to know about tamarind chutney...Helpful recipe...

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